Sabot at Stony Point, a Reggio-inspired, progressive school for children in preschool through eighth grade, seeks a Head of School to begin by July 1, 2019. The new Head of School will report to the Board of Directors, further the mission, and promote a school culture of engagement, inclusivity, transparency, satisfaction, and confidence.
The next Head of School will join a cohesive, committed, and talented team whose members are garnering national attention for their groundbreaking work in the classroom. By helping to showcase Sabot’s pedagogy and its impact on our students and on the field of education, the Head of School will help our organization continue to be A Small School for Big Change. As a stable organization and vibrant school community grounded in Reggio-inspired principles and at the forefront of educational change, we are poised for the next era of sustainable growth. With continued fiscal soundness and a dedicated and inspired school community, we look to the future with enthusiasm and confidence. We invite our next Head of School to collaborate with us as we evolve, while preserving Sabot’s culture.
Hold a master’s degree, preferably in education, educational leadership, administration, or related field.
Have a genuine love of and respect for children, the ability to connect with them, and the belief that all children are capable and resilient.
Have experience in a leadership role, preferably in an educational setting.
Be a strategic, visionary, and big-picture leader who will promote thoughtful innovation and sustainability.
Have experience in or a respect for teaching.
Value and have affirmatively demonstrated a strong commitment to cultural, racial, and economic diversity and inclusivity.Have a record of success in fund development, including experience with annual giving, major gifts, and grant writing.
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage personal and professional relationships with tact, sensitivity, respect, compassion, and openness.
Be a collaborator who seeks to include others in the process of decision making in an effort to be a unifying, teambuilding leader who inspires trust and encourages a spirit of common purpose.
Be a dynamic and energetic leader who is eager to participate fully in the life of the School and connect with and inspire all constituent groups.
Take personal initiative to achieve Sabot’s goals and set a high standard for personal effectiveness.
Possess the highest standards of integrity and a strong ethical character.
Additionally, the following professional qualifications are sought:
Knowledge about and support of the Reggio Emilia Approach
Currency in education trends and issues and in best practices in progressive education
Experience in a progressive school setting
Capital campaign design and execution
Strategic planning experience
About Sabot at Stony Point
Sabot at Stony Point is a democratic community that supports collaboration so that children, teachers, staff
members, and parents gain understanding together. In our approach, everyone teaches and everyone learns. As
one student put it, “See, because knowledge is so big, just one person can’t know it all; we have to work together.”
Our Reggio-inspired, social constructivist curriculum is inquiry-based and driven predominantly by the children’s
interests. They are able not only to meet the challenges we set before them, but also to set challenge before
themselves. We believe that children’s spirit of inquiry, as well as their investment in and ownership of their work,
are sustained when adults treat the children’s interests and questions with seriousness and respect.
We favor concepts and questions that help students acquire the tools of research in a variety of disciplines
and achieve specific learning objectives, yet provide latitude for students to explore related questions and
themes. Our approach is one that recognizes the whole child and focuses first and foremost on social-emotional
learning and relationships as the necessary educational foundation.